It’s time to nominate someone for this year’s 40 Leaders Under Forty award. Back in February the Triad Business Journal wrote an article and slideshow for photos, located here, but it wasn’t enough for one of their editors. Lloyd Whittington, a managing editor, had so much fun with last the previous year’s photo album that he put together a slideshow of just a few of the previous events to share with all of the community.
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LaToya Marsh, of Greensboro, has recently received the Rising Star of Greensboro award at the Women to Women event for her work with the Special Olympics. Marsh who graduated from UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics in 1999 has dedicated her life to making the community a better place, and is well accomplished for her efforts. In 2012, she was awarded the Young Alumni Award and 2013 Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty Award.
Marsh is known in the community for volunteering for the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, MS Society, Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish Foundation, YMCA, Urban Ministries, Alzheimer’s Association and tutors children. Latoya also served as a board member of the Bryan School Alumni Association.
Read a previously featured Bryan School article here.
Photo credits: Lynn Donovan
Greensboro, N.C. — Jim Milanese, a finance lecturer in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics, returned to Greensboro from Torreon, Mexico, to find a package containing an authentic Red Sox jersey with his name and a number stitched across the back. Jim grew up in Greensboro, but his immediate family is from Massachusetts which makes him — by rite of passage — a Red Sox fan. Jim had just finished teaching finance to VF executives from both Central and South America. The executives at VF’s Majestic® division, which manufactures high quality uniforms for every major league team, sent him the gift as an appreciation.
Milanese and David Upton deliver a UNCG executive education program focusing on finance and accounting. Their passion is to teach non-financial executives who are already successful in their first language (operations, marketing, procurement, engineering, technology, science, human resources, etc.), and who are looking to enhance the global language of finance as their second language.
Milanese and Upton, who travel extensively to teach the course, have also built a reputation for going the extra mile in the classroom. Participants laud the pair for going beyond the nuts and bolts of accounting and finance through a total immersion into the mastery of the language of finance. Once participants have completed the course “they return to work with the confidence to join their companies’ financial conversation and the skills to align themselves as strategic partners with their leadership,” Milanese says.
The Bryan School of Business and Economics’ Executive Education (http://bae.uncg.edu/ee/) offer two program options — open enrollment and custom programming — geared toward companies looking to broaden and strengthen their talent. Both options exemplify The Bryan School primary goal: Developing leaders to become the exceptional problem solvers that today’s organizations and communities need.
Press Release: John Chapman
The Bryan School Alumni Association would like to thank all of the sponsors for their generous support for the 21st Annual Golf Tournament.
The UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics’ evening MBA program has vaulted to No. 13 in the nation in newly released rankings of the best part-time MBA programs by Bloomberg Businessweek.
I could not be more pleased with this fantastic improvement in our ranking. Our faculty and staff have worked hard to improve our program and make it relevant to both students and employers. Our focus on producing exceptional problem solvers who understand innovation, globalization, sustainability and ethics is resonating with students and employers.
The Dixon Hughes Goodman Triad Business Index rose 0.4% in August. The index has gained 1.8% over the past 12 months and has risen at a 5.0% annualized rate over the past 3 months. In comparison, business activity in North Carolina has grown 2.6% over the past year and was up 0.3% this month.
At the national level, the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index gained 0.2% in August and is up 6.8% over the past 12 months. The ISM Purchasing Managers Index was higher at 59.0, which indicates activity in the manufacturing sector is expanding at an accelerating pace.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two top Krispy Kreme executives will share their experience and thoughts on corporate entrepreneurship and franchising when they speak at UNCG on Oct. 15.
Tony Thompson, the company’s president and CEO, and Cynthia Bay, the senior vice president of U.S. franchises and company stores, will share their vision for the company, especially as it pertains to growth and innovation.
The event, co-sponsored by the UNCG Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program and the Bryan School of Business and Economics, starts at 5 p.m. in Bryan Building Room 160. The public is welcome to attend at no charge, but reservations are requested by Oct. 10. To RSVP for the event, visit entrepreneurship.uncg.edu.
Thompson is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in the food service, grocery products and beverage industries. He joined Krispy Kreme following a tenure at Papa John’s International, Inc, where he most recently served as president and chief operating officer. Prior to Papa John’s, Thompson worked for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, ConAgra Grocery Products Company and Gulf Coast Coca Cola.
Bay joined Krispy Kreme in 2008, previously serving as the senior vice president of company store operations before assuming her current role in 2011. She had a long and distinguished career at McDonald’s before leaving the company in 2006 to work as an independent consultant focused on operations, training and development.
While NC jobless rate rises to 6.8 percent, the real numbers may be worse than the picture indicates.
“Everything else equal, firms prefer to hire workers who are either working or who have been unemployed for a brief period. They take long-term unemployment as a bad signal,” she said.
Gicheva also noted that the average weekly hours for North Carolina manufacturing workers increased by 42 minutes from July, when the number was 43 hours per week. She says that could show that employers are reluctant to hire.